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Best Value Art Deco Gent’s Watch: Hamilton Flintridge Limited Edition

April 9, 2014

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I’m not a horology snob even though my day job requires that I don the guise of one. That said, while I am saddened by the demise and subsequent acquisition of many watch brands- such is life, I am very happy whenever someone with heritage worth a damn re-issues an archive piece. In this case, […]

5 Timeless Laptop Briefcases Worth Buying

November 10, 2013

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I’ve been on a briefcase hunt lately and the requirements for luxury watch journalist are quite challenging. Obviously if money was no option, shelling out thousands for a Dunhill or Louis Vuitton briefcase is definitely a no brainer. That said, the salary of a writer isn’t exactly something that can stretch in the directions of […]

Historical Elegance: Longines Avigation Oversize Crown

October 7, 2013

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There are few watches which can boast genuine aviation pedigree and the Longines Avigation Oversize Crown is one such sample of elegant aesthetics and aviator functionality. More than a reproduction of the original Longines model created in the 1920s, the all new timepiece with 41mm diameter and ‘flight-legible’ dial with white numerals and gold-plated lumed […]

Men’s Accessories Fall Winter 2013-14: Barrett Alley & Persol

August 14, 2013

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Keep Pockets slim with the Disciple Wallet The Disciple Wallet from Barrett Alley is the latest card holder on the war front against fat wallets. While mass produced slim wallets from Bellroy are quite laudable (do check them out), nothing beats the time-tested traditions (and luxuriousness) of handcrafted leather. Shipping with a lifetime guarantee, the Disciple Wallet […]

Menswear 2013: Rise of the Classically Dressed Gentleman

March 9, 2013

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Last month, New York Times T magazine celebrated The Rise of the Well-Dressed Man and in their op-ed piece welcomed us all to the age of sartorial enlightenment. I agree with the premise but disagree with their assertion that Joe Namath was metrosexual avant la lettre. In fact if anything, his “wooly pecs” and “dense happy trail” categorically […]

Modern, Cool & Mechanical: Seven Friday

March 8, 2013

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When Richard Mille watches first appeared on the scene- it was one of those horological wonders that I would never be afford and even if I could, never justify to the wife. I’m not comparing the Seven Friday watch to RM, far from it. It’s just that in terms of modern, cool and mechanical timepieces, […]

Luxe for Less: Zenith Elite vs. Orient Bambino

March 3, 2013

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The last time I did a rich man watch poor man watch story- it pit the Rolex Submariner vs a Citizen 7 Diver. If it’s not already obvious, I’m not going to be comparing movements and build quality because that would be like comparing apples and oranges. Instead, what I’m trying to establish is this- We […]

Trendworthy: Magnanni Interchangeable Tassel Loafers

March 2, 2013

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I often espouse classic style over trends but the versatility of these Magnanni interchangeable tassel loafers cannot be ignored. I don’t know why no one else has come up with the idea of loafers with buttons on the shoe upper for a quick changes of tassel but I’m glad Magnanni thought of it. After all, […]

SuitSupply Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

February 27, 2013

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SuitSupply SS 2013 “If one can’t raise one’s hands above one’s head, it tends to inhibit any impulsive acts of surrender.” – Guy Singer, Tailor-Conman, The Bank Job I did an extensive review of SuitSupply for The Rake months ago- as far as I’m concerned, these guys offer fine suits with luxurious fabrics from loro […]

The Monsieur endorses: Load Your Lining

November 27, 2012

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I recently got wind of this little site named: A Suit that Fits. They’re an online tailored suit service similar to Indochino but offering tons more customisation and catering to women as well. I don’t really want to get into rehashing the tired benefits of getting your suits made to measure but I do want to give […]

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